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Central Texas charities raised an average of nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars per hour during Amplify Austin, surpassing both last year’s totals and this year’s fundraising goal.
Millennials are an optimistic bunch. Almost 80 percent of 17- to 26-year-olds said they are “optimistic about the direction of their local community,” according to a poll released today by the Clinton Global Initiative University (CHIU). Almost two-thirds of them believe that their generation is “better equipped to handle the greatest issues facing society,” with 72 percent attributing that to their “access to better technology.”
A one-year, $5,000 fellowship to support doctoral research and dissertation writing that contributes to understanding of women’s philanthropy is being offered by The Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Applications are due by April 30.
Eric Weinheimer, president and CEO of The Cara Program in Chicago, will become the president and CEO of Donors Forum, also in Chicago, on July 1. Weinheimer will replace Valerie Lies, who will retire at the end of June after 27 years as Donors Forum’s president and CEO.
Some social service agencies think of their clients as being or having a problem. According to Al Condeluci, CEO of Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) in Pittsburgh, Pa., “it is the community and their lack of understanding and acceptance that’s the real problem.”
The Delaware Grantmakers Association in Wilmington had an interesting problem in 2013 — its membership was too diverse. Even with a relatively small membership of 36, CEO Will Sherk found that differences in culture between the north of the state and the south resulted in grantmakers having different priorities.
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the biggest day of the year for commerce. Why not take the energy surrounding a day that’s good for business into a day that’s good for giving? That’s the idea that launched the national (and now international) #Giving Tuesday movement. An experiment in philanthropy, #GivingTuesday designated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as a day for organizations and their supporters to use social media & new tools to raise funds.
Ten non-profits in the U.S. and abroad will be recipients of New Digital Age Grants, funded through a $1 million donation by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.
Were you one of the 3 million people who retweeted Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres’ star-studded selfie? If so, you helped raise $3 million donation for two national charities.
A manager in charge of detecting fraud Oxfam has admitted to doing just that – to the tune of £64,612 ($108,082.95). Edward McKenzie-Green, 34, of Oxfordshire, England, was Oxfam Great Britain’s head of counter-fraud when he submitted payments to fictitious firms between February and December 2011. He will be sentenced in May.